If you have kids and you are always on the go, chances are your kids are using headphones or earbuds. But how safe are those headphones are earbuds your kids are using? Most cheap headphones that kids (or adults) are using with portable mobile devices aren't safe for your ears. Today's tech-connected kids live in a high-def world. They are inundated by sound from television, toys, game consoles, music players, and in-vehicle entertainment systems. ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones are engineered for safe sound output while maintaining Etymotic's exceptional sound quality. By controlling earphone sensitivity, it is not necessary to restrict the volume setting on the player. Sound heard through ETY•Kids earphones will not exceed safe levels, so parents can rest easy.
Etymotic's ETY•Kids Safe Listening Earphones seal the ear canal and kids naturally turn the sound down when wearing them. Over-the-ear headphones and earbuds “leak” sound so kids (and adults) turn the sound up in order to achieve greater fidelity. With the ETY•Kids tight seal in the ear, there is no sound leak. And, if kids insist on turning it up, ETY•Kids will govern excessive sound, keeping sounds and music in the ears' optimal sweet spot for best fidelity. The ACCU•Chamber technology provides a smooth accurate response.
My girls love these; they each have their own pair. They come in their own compact zippered carrying case so they can keep their earphone wrapped up neatly (and not in a tangled mess). The sound is excellent. They also come with extra replacement ACCU•Fit eartips so you can find just the right size for your child (or you if you end up sneaking them for a plan ride or two). The ETY•Kids safe-listening earphones also come with a shirt clip so it's easy to keep the earphones in place while you are using them.
Even at the maximum volume setting on portable players, kids can listen safely for up to 4 hours per day. And because ETY•Kids earphones block background noise, and provide high-definition sound quality, kids will be able to hear every detail, and won't complain that the volume is too low.
Available at etymotic.com, Amazon, and select retailers, ETY•Kids are only $39. When it comes to cumulative and irreversible hearing loss and conditions such as Tinnitus, what's the price of healthy hearing?
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